Together we will reduce the burden of cancer in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Cancer Council News | Issue 108  | July 2018
Award Nominations Now Open
Nominate the next winner of the WI Cancer Council Awards

Who in your circle is doing exceptional work 
to reduce the burden of cancer in Wisconsin?
We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 WI Cancer Council awards. 

The following awards will be presented at the 2018 WI Cancer Council Summit, in honor of key partners who have provided exceptional leadership in advancing the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020:
Collaboration Award:  
This award recognizes a group of two or more organizations that have demonstrated effective team work in advancing cancer control goals.
Champion Award:  
This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to cancer control outcomes - locally, regionally, and/or statewide.
Impact Award:  
This award recognizes an organization or project that has made a significant impact on decreasing the burden of cancer in Wisconsin - locally, regionally, and/or statewide.
>> Who would YOU like to honor? 
Please download and complete the nomination form and return it by email to by Aug. 31.

Questions? Contact Sarah Kerch at or 608-262-8599.
Welcome, Tina Pap!
A new hire helps to increase capacity and engage members

Please join us in welcoming Tina Pap as the new Program Specialist for the WI CCC Program!
Tina will soon become a familiar face for WI Cancer Council members. In her role as Program Specialist, she will provide meeting and event support, as well as overall administrative assistance. In addition, Tina will help organize and manage the member database and will help team members in communicating with the WI Cancer Council membership.
"I look forward to getting to know Council members across the state in the coming months," Tina says. "I was very excited to find a position where I could use my knowledge of university systems, and build upon my interest in reducing the risk of cancer."
Tina and her family recently relocated to Madison from Iowa City. Prior to joining the team, Tina worked at the University of Iowa as an Undergraduate Studies and Outreach Coordinator, where she worked with students and faculty on events, marketing, and outreach. Her husband, Andrew, is a resident at UW Hospital. They are the proud parents of 17-month-old Owen.
"Tina's enthusiasm, attention to detail, and her self-starter mentality are huge assets to our team," says Program Director Sarah Kerch. "In the short time that she's been here, Tina has already helped us increase our capacity to better serve our members. We look forward to all of the wonderful work we will do with her on the team!"

>> Say hello. 
Help us welcome Tina aboard by telling her why you love the Council -- drop her a line at
Providers, Let's Talk Breast Cancer
Help us ID primary care providers for an important survey

Do you know a primary care provider in southeastern Wisconsin? If so, we need your help.
The WI Breast Cancer Task Force is surveying primary care providers across southeastern Wisconsin about their beliefs and behaviors related to breast cancer screening.
This survey is an expansion of a provider survey initially done in 2012 , and is designed to complement the Sister Pact initiative, which seeks to increase breast cancer screening among underserved women in the Milwaukee area.
The information collected will be extremely valuable to health systems for planning quality improvement efforts and will inform outreach and screening initiatives. 
Columbia St. Mary's Ascension, ProHealth, and Progressive Health Center have already participated. We hope to include several other large and small health systems and clinics.
>> Spread the word.
To share this with a provider, clinic, or health system, please contact Sarah Mroz at  or 608-262-2774 to learn more, or pass along this helpful fact sheet.
COMING SOON: A WI Cancer Council issue brief exploring the emerging challenges of liver cancer in Wisconsin. Stay tuned!
Screening Disparities Webinar: Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the inaugural Cancer Screening Disparities Networking Webinar:

Tuesday, August 21 
10 - 11am

The networking group will help participants connect with Cancer Council colleagues who are working to address cancer screening disparities in WI. The group is part of the Action Plan to improve cancer screening rates.

Come with questions, success stories, challenges, and a willingness to engage. And w atch the August issue of ENGAGE for call-in details!
Reminder: Nominations to Steering Committee Now Open

We are seeking nominations for the 2019-2020 WI Cancer Council Steering Committee!

Would you like to help shape the WI Cancer Council? Do you know someone with leadership skills and a passion for cancer control? 

You can  nominate yourself or someone else. I nformation about the  Steering Committee's role  can be found online.

Nominations are due July 31, 2018.

Questions? Contact Sarah Kerch at  or 608-262-8599.
Sister Pact in Milwaukee

Sister Pact  served a packed audience last month at Milwaukee's "Be Active, Be Healthy" Health Fair, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the City of Milwaukee Health Department.  Participants received health information, wellness screenings, and could even get free haircuts and facials. 

Sister Pact , led by the  WI Breast Cancer Task   Force , is a public awareness program that encourages Milwaukee women to make a pact to address their breast health. The program is now in its second year. You can l earn more at .

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Upcoming events from WI Cancer Council members
July 12 
Sponsored by Breast Cancer Recovery

July 18 
Sponsored by Gilda's Club

August 22 
Sponsored by Gilda's Club

See  more events in our  member events calendar online. 
Add your events by emailing the details to Carrie Kilman.
Tools to advance your cancer control work
Connect with other members across the state through our highly searchable, data-rich member directory tool. (Must be logged in.)
>>  Learn more.

Our video tutorial series can help you maximize resources, such as the online Cancer Control Plan and the Your Role in Cancer Control tool.
>>  Learn more.
Designed to easily communicate complex ideas, our infographics are perfect to share with patients, partners, and constituencies.
>>  L earn more .

Our latest FAQ debunks common myths about  about alcohol & cancer. Use it to start important conversations with patients, clients, and community members.
>>  Learn more .
Action Plan pages
The Council's Action Plans accelerate progress in areas of greatest need. Learn more about each Action Plan and see how you can get involved.
>>  Learn more .
Did you miss a past issue or want to share it with a colleague? Find every issue going back to January 2015 in our online newsletter archive. 
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2018 Cancer Summit:
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ENGAGE is a monthly publication for members of the Wisconsin Cancer Council. Its purpose is the share news and information about cancer prevention and control with our members across Wisconsin.